About Phi Kappa Phi

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.

Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than one million members into its ranks; all of these members have received emblems and certificates of membership. However, Phi Kappa Phi is much more than an emblem and a line on a résumé. It is a global network comprised of the best and brightest from all academic disciplines – a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for future generations.

Phi Kappa Phi’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”


The Phi Kappa Phi Foundation was incorporated in 1969 to promote academic excellence and achievement by means of scholarships and fellowships.

To support first-year graduate work, the Society offers 50 Fellowships and 30 Awards of Excellence annually, on a competitive basis, to graduating students who have been initiated into the Society and who have also been nominated by their chapters for the competition.

Chapter Management

The University of Bridgeport Chapter 216 is committed to its volunteer leadership teams that plan to succeed. Phi Kappa Phi’s real strength comes from its volunteers.

The influence of Phi Kappa Phi on a given campus depends in large part upon the commitment of its officers and its members. The Society at UB is eager to support efforts in the recognition and promotion of academic excellence.

As part of promoting academic excellence, PKP sponsors a series of lectures and presentations throughout the year. The recent GRE Prep Webinar was prepared and presented by the Princeton Review.

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